Congress Honors Shirley Chisholm

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The Congressional Black Caucus and Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi honored the first Black Congresswoman and first female to run for President, Shirley Chisholm in Congress yesterday.

Pelosi called Chisolm “a brave pioneer who was unwilling to settle for the status quo. … As the first woman speaker of the House, I want to say thank you to Shirley Chisholm.”

Pelosi also unveiled a self portrait of Chisholm to Congress.

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